2019 election: Rigging begins, two men caught with 14 bags of specimen ballot papers in Kano

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In what appears to be the beginning of rigging of the 2019 election,  two suspects in possession of 14 bags of fake specimen ballot papers have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command in Kano metropolis.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed this to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, said the suspects were apprehended around Metro Police Area Command.

He said that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday evening by some Police officers attached to Metro Area Command in the metropolis.

Haruna said during interrogation, the suspects said they came from Jigawa State, and that the materials were meant for sensitisation and orientation purpose.

“The ballot papers are specimen, so, they are not genuine ballot papers,” Haruna explained.

He said investigation was still ongoing, as the case had since been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Development.


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